Revising the Storm is one of the best first books I've read in a long time. Its subjects—childhood, an absentee father, marriage, divorce, remarriage, miscarriage, birth—are not new, but the approach is fresh, the language lyrical, the poems well-tuned and masterfully wrought. Geffrey Davis is spellbinding. He knows how to bring even the smallest heartbreaking detail to light. Tenderly but firmly, he leads us down many paths toward the center of a life... There are delicate, intricate poems here, stormed by memory, always in motion. If the family is the greatest catastrophe, it is also the source of our most profound joy. Geffrey Davis reminds us how to survive and endure both.
--Dorianne Laux, "Foreword"
"...This is a book of poems for those who believe in the cathartic power of poetry and its ability to render meaning from pain."
"...Geffrey Davis writes with harsh beauty ... These poems read like the potent prayers of a new kind of mystic."
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"...when rendered in verse by a talented poet such as Davis, readers bare witness with new eyes."
"...Davis takes us through the liminal spaces between experience and memory ... and reminds us to be mindful of silence and breath as landscapes spin out of control."
"...Almost all of Davis’s poems deserve rigorous explication not because they are complex for complexity’s sake, but because of the many meanings and emotions they hold."
"...Davis’ poems are sweeping, lyrical glimpses into masculinity, violence, drug use, and history. These poems are fresh and well-chiseled in word and line."
"...Continuously challenging himself to '[t]ell it right this time,' Davis displays an elegant tenacity that begs to be unleashed on subjects beyond personal history."
"...All his subjects, even the loathsome ones, are beloved. All his speakers are filled with hope, always seeking a new definition for humane, constantly revising the storms inside themselves."